Monthly Archives: December 2015

How You Just Missed An Easy $1,000+ On This Take Private

kcl2955Did you get to take advantage of the recent take private situation at Kansas City Life Insurance (KCLI)? I provided all the details on the situation in a special free report and in multiple articles to readers of this site. Anyone could have taken advantage of the company’s decision to go private and earn $1,000 – $1,250 at a very attractive and quick return. In many cases, investors stacked this special situation and bought the stock in multiple accounts. With such a huge spread, it wouldn’t have been difficult to pocket $10,000 in as short as a week. Continue reading How You Just Missed An Easy $1,000+ On This Take Private

Scholastic Spells Out Tender Offer

ScholasticScholastic (SCHL) joins the ranks of the many companies participating in a tender offer. The company is offering to purchase up to $200 million of its stock, or between 15.3% and 16.5% of its outstanding shares, depending on the purchase price. It’s offering to buy at a price between $37 and $40 per share. With the stock now at $38.69 and bouncing on the news, there’s no chance of a risk-free profit here, however. So for those investors looking for a quick buck and who didn’t already own the stock, it’s probably better to move on. Unfortunately, the tender offer does not have my favorite provision for small shareholders, the odd lot provision. Continue reading Scholastic Spells Out Tender Offer

New Senior Joins the Tender Offer Parade

New SeniorNew Senior Investment (SNR) joins the ranks of the many companies participating in a tender offer. The company is offering to purchase up to $30 million of its stock, or between 3.5% and 3.9% of its outstanding shares, depending on the purchase price (and can up it by another 2% of shares if they want). It’s offering to buy at a price between $9 and $10 per share. With the stock now at $9.91 and bouncing on the news, there’s no chance of a risk-free profit here, however. So for those investors looking for a quick buck and who didn’t already own the stock, it’s probably better to move on. But the tender offer does have my favorite provision for small shareholders, the odd lot provision. Continue reading New Senior Joins the Tender Offer Parade

Insperity Announces Tender Offer

InsperityInsperity (NSP) joins the ranks of the many companies participating in a tender offer. The company is offering to purchase up to $125 million of its stock, or between 10.3% and 11.8% of its outstanding shares, depending on the purchase price. It’s offering to buy at a price between $43.50 and $50 per share, a relatively wide bid range. With the stock now at $46.20 and bouncing on the news, there’s no chance of a risk-free profit here, however. So those investors looking for a quick buck and who didn’t already on the stock, there’s less chance of a risk-free profit here. But the tender offer does have my favorite provision for small shareholders, the odd lot provision. Continue reading Insperity Announces Tender Offer

A 305% Annualized Return at Kansas City Life Insurance

kcl2955For the next week only, you should be able to score really nicely on a Kansas City Life Insurance (KCLI) offer. How nicely? You should be able to earn 6.8% over the next 8 days, or a 305% annualized return. This is one of those special situations that’s fantastic for small shareholders to take advantage of. In fact, the very structure of this special situation keeps large shareholders from stealing the profit. In this situation, you should be able to earn $830 in a little over a week by just clicking your mouse a few times. The situation closes on December 16, 2015. Continue reading A 305% Annualized Return at Kansas City Life Insurance

Inside the Curious Mind of John Malone

120px-Liberty_Media.svgMultichannel.com has a transcript of a recent interview with John Malone, chairman of the Liberty empire of companies. Malone always provides an insightful take on the industry, and of course, he’s a must-watch industry participant, even though he refers to himself merely as an investor nowadays. The interview covers not only cable companies such as Charter, but as well content creators like Lionsgate, and global platforms such as Facebook. Continue reading Inside the Curious Mind of John Malone

Should NorthStar Realty Finance Cut Its Dividend?

NRF imageNorthStar Realty Finance (NRF) pays a whopping 18% dividend yield, but should the REIT cut it? I’ve argued in previous posts that the stock continues to trade at a ridiculously low valuation – now at about five times cash available for distribution – because investors are tremendously fearful that the company will cut its dividend. But have investors punished the stock so much that a dividend cut is more than priced in? It certainly looks like it, and I think it would be quite stupid for the company to cut its payout. But let’s play devil’s advocate for a moment. Continue reading Should NorthStar Realty Finance Cut Its Dividend?

Just 2 Weeks Left For This 175% Return

Interested in low-risk money with a high annualized return? I have a “take private” situation that closes in just 12 days — December 16, 2015 — and offers a 175% annualized return. In other words, you can make 5.8% on your money in the next 12 days, if the deal closes. This is one of those special situations that’s fantastic for small shareholders to take advantage of. In fact, the very structure of this special situation keeps large shareholders from stealing the profit. In this situation, you should be able to earn $720 in less than two weeks by just clicking your mouse a few times. Continue reading Just 2 Weeks Left For This 175% Return

Fly Leasing Floats a Tender Offer

fly leasingFly Leasing (FLY) joined the friendly skies of companies making a tender offer. The aircraft leasing company has offered to purchase $75 million of its stock at a price between $12.70 and $14.25 per share. That’s good for around 13%-14% of the company’s common stock. With the stock now at $13.51, there’s no chance for a risk-free profit, however. But there does remain a little bit of head room on the top end of the offer. The stock jumped quickly on the day of the announcement, but the tender offer does have my favorite provision for small shareholders, the odd lot priority. Continue reading Fly Leasing Floats a Tender Offer